Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Death rate map
Launched: A project to reduce maternal and child mortality by 2020 in Kenya.
wvi.org - 12/2/2016 10:58:23 AM
Kenya has long suffered from high maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality rates ... change and enrich policy at Country level. The knowledge products will be shared to shape and define MNCHN programming globally. World Vision Kenya will ...
Women’s Cancer Deaths Expected to Climb 60% by 2030
naturalsociety.com - 12/1/2016 3:02:57 PM
Breast cancer is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in the world. The exceptions were China and North Korea, where there is a higher incidence of lung cancer. This is due to higher rates of ... Most of the cancer deaths in these countries are projected ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
The states with the highest rates, according to the CDC, are in the deep south. While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
Fidel Castro’s Cuban Legacy: True Democracy Of Good Health Care, Low Infant Mortality, High Literacy & Ecosocialism
Counter Currents - 12/1/2016 5:08:48 AM
The UN Population Division provides detailed demographic data for essentially every country in the world since 1950 i.e. data on population, death rate, birth rate, population breakdown, under-5 infant mortality rate . For “good outcome”, low ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader and has slipped in the last few decades.
Bad air killing more than expected in India, China: Greenpeace report
Times of India - 12/3/2016 10:42:52 AM
The study, which assesses the GDP per capita versus deaths resulting from toxic air, revealed India and China had higher death rates than what is expected ... per capita estimations for all countries from a recent World Bank document.
Death Rate From Virus More Than Doubles, Varying Sharply by Country
New York Times - 4/21/2003 11:59:09 PM
Although the overall death rate, according to World Health Organization statistics, has hovered around 4 percent in the last three weeks, it has varied widely among the 26 countries, plus Hong Kong, with cases of the disease, known as SARS. When W.H.O ...
Global Death Rate By Country
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
Issues related to violence and healthcare have resulted in high crude death rates in parts of Africa and Eastern Europe, affecting countries such as Lesotho and Ukraine in different ways. Tuberculosis has infected one third of the world's population and ...
To Reduce Infant Mortality, U.S. Cities Adopt the Finland Way
Governing - 11/30/2016 11:58:01 AM
Despite being a first-world country, the United States has a worse infant mortality rate than some second- and third-world countries. In fact, it has one of the highest rates of babies dying before their first birthday of any developed nation. In Detroit ...
Air Pollution Killed 1.6 Million People in India and China in 2015, Greenpeace Report
Outlook India - 12/3/2016 12:08:46 PM
report and GDP per capita estimations for all countries from a recent World Bank document. “Although air pollution death rates have fallen in China and India since 1990, they are still worse than in most similar countries. In India, rates have not ...
On World Aids Day, Cuba’s Socialist Health Model Sets Example
teleSUR - 12/1/2016 5:04:38 PM
In 2015, the World Health Organization recognized Cuba as the first country in the world to eliminate mother ... The low infection and death rate of the disease has been attributed to the 30 year National STI/HIV/AIDS Control and Prevention program ...
Mortality from ischaemic heart disease by country, region, and age: Statistics from World Health Organisation and United Nations ☆
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 10/27/2016 11:58:22 PM
Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. The World Health Organisation (WHO) collects mortality data coded using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) code. IHD is the single largest cause of death ...
Peters: "South Africans drink as if the world is coming to an end"
jacarandafm.com - 12/3/2016 2:10:28 PM
South Africa has some of the worst road death statistics in the world. The Road Traffic Management Corporation's annual report for the year 2014/ 2015 revealed that more than 4,500 people died on the country's roads. Speed and alcohol abuse are the top ...
Health of the U.S. falls behind peer countries
Ashtabula Star-Beacon - 11/29/2016 12:24:51 AM
U.S. adults age 20 and older, have the highest rate of diabetes and plasma glucose levels. In deaths from ischemic ... The United State was once the world leader in education; however, students in many other high-income countries now outperform U.S ...
Report finds highest suicide rate world in Guyana, a country haunted by link to cult deaths
FOX News - 10/14/2014 4:33:27 AM
The fact that self-inflected harm is such a presence in the lives of this family is not surprising given that they live in an area that Guyana's Ministry of Health has designated the "suicide belt," in a country ... rate of suicide in the world.